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Our Genealogy Helper for Gorham ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Gorham (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Gorham. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Gorham ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Gorhan.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Gorham is located in Cumberland County.

To see how the shape of Maine's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Androscoggin, Oxford, Sagadahoc & York.

Below are the counties that are near Gorham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gorham:

  • Cumberland County     (The home county of Gorham)
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westbrook<2>
    • North Scarborough [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scarborough
      • North Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Scarborough
    • South Windham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windham
      • South Windham [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Windham
    • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagamore Village
      • Sagamore Village [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagamore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagamore Village
    • Stroudwater [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stroudwater
      • Stroudwater [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudwater
    • Sebago Lake [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebago Lake
      • Sebago Lake [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebago Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebago Lake
    • Standish [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standish
      • Standish [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Standish<2>
    • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Creek Village
      • Lone Creek Village [Cumberland County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Danish Village [Cumberland County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danish Village
      • Danish Village [Cumberland County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danish Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Gorham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gorham
      • North Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gorham
    • Windham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Cumberland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<2>
    • Ireland Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireland Corner
      • Ireland Corner [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireland Corner
  • Androscoggin County
    • West Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Poland
      • West Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Poland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Poland<2>
    • Danville [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Androscoggin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Durham [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durham
      • Durham [Androscoggin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,044 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<2>
    • Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,683 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poland<2>
    • East Poland [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Poland
      • East Poland [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Poland
    • Rumford Junction [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford Junction
      • Rumford Junction [Androscoggin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford Junction
    • Littlefield Corner [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlefield Corner
      • Littlefield Corner [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlefield Corner
    • Minot [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • Moussam [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moussam
      • Moussam [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moussam
    • Penley Corner [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penley Corner
      • Penley Corner [Androscoggin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penley Corner
    • Lisbon Falls [Androscoggin County]
    • Lisbon [Androscoggin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Androscoggin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Southport [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southport
      • Southport [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southport<2>
    • Trevett [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trevett
      • Trevett [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trevett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trevett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trevett<2>
  • Oxford County
    • Durgintown [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durgintown
      • Durgintown [Oxford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durgintown
    • Hiram [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiram
      • Hiram [Oxford County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiram<2>
    • Kezar Falls [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kezar Falls
      • Kezar Falls [Oxford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kezar Falls
    • Porter [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter
      • Porter [Oxford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter
    • Spurrs Corner [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurrs Corner
      • Spurrs Corner [Oxford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spurrs Corner
    • Denmark [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
      • Denmark [Oxford County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<2>
    • East Otisfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otisfield
      • East Otisfield [Oxford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Otisfield
    • East Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brownfield
      • East Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brownfield
    • Brownfield [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfield
      • Brownfield [Oxford County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownfield<2>
    • Merrill Corner [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill Corner
      • Merrill Corner [Oxford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill Corner
    • Oxford [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Oxford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<2>
    • Fryeburg [Oxford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryeburg
      • Fryeburg [Oxford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fryeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryeburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fryeburg<2>
  • Sagadahoc County
    • Pejepscot [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pejepscot
      • Pejepscot [Sagadahoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pejepscot
    • Topsham [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsham
      • Topsham [Sagadahoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topsham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topsham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topsham<2>
    • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebasco Estates
      • Sebasco Estates [Sagadahoc County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebasco Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebasco Estates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebasco Estates<2>
    • Small Point [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Small Point
      • Small Point [Sagadahoc County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Small Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Small Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Small Point<2>
    • Phippsburg [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phippsburg
      • Phippsburg [Sagadahoc County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phippsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phippsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phippsburg<2>
    • West Bath [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Bath
      • West Bath [Sagadahoc County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,932 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Bath<2>
    • Arrowsic [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowsic
      • Arrowsic [Sagadahoc County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowsic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowsic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arrowsic<2>
    • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Sagadahoc County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Bath [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Sagadahoc County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bath<2>
    • Bowdoin [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdoin
      • Bowdoin [Sagadahoc County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdoin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdoin
    • Bowdoinham [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdoinham
      • Bowdoinham [Sagadahoc County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,091 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdoinham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdoinham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdoinham<2>
    • Woolwich [Sagadahoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woolwich
      • Woolwich [Sagadahoc County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woolwich have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woolwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woolwich<2>
  • York County
    • Buxton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
    • Chicopee [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicopee
    • Bar Mills [York County]
    • Kimbles Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimbles Corner
      • Kimbles Corner [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimbles Corner
    • Hollis Center [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis Center
      • Hollis Center [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollis Center<2>
    • Hollis [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollis
      • Hollis [York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,807 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollis
    • Clarks Mills [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Mills
      • Clarks Mills [York County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Mills
    • Old Orchard Beach [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Orchard Beach
      • Old Orchard Beach [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Orchard Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Orchard Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Orchard Beach<2>
    • Dayton [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Biddeford [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biddeford
      • Biddeford [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,500 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddeford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biddeford<2>
    • Ocean Park [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Park
      • Ocean Park [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Limington [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Limington
      • North Limington [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Limington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Limington
  • Carroll County (NH)
    • Woodman [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Carroll County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman
    • East Wakefield [Carroll County]
    • Effingham [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
      • Effingham [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<2>
    • Wakefield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Carroll County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<2>
    • Freedom [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Carroll County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>
    • Brookfield [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
      • Brookfield [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 688 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
    • Eaton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Carroll County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ossipee [Carroll County]
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      • Ossipee [Carroll County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossipee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Center Conway [Carroll County]
    • Madison [Carroll County]
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      • Madison [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wolfeboro Falls [Carroll County]
    • Wolfeboro [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfeboro
      • Wolfeboro [Carroll County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,450 people
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  • Strafford County (NH)
    • Milton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Strafford County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,614 people
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    • Middleton [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Strafford County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rollinsford [Strafford County]
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      • Rollinsford [Strafford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollinsford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Somersworth [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somersworth
      • Somersworth [Strafford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,286 people
      • Former names for Somersworth:
      • Great Falls
      • Summersworth
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    • Farmington [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Strafford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
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    • Rochester [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochester
      • Rochester [Strafford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,719 people
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    • Dover [Strafford County]
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      • Dover [Strafford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,443 people
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    • New Durham [Strafford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Durham
      • New Durham [Strafford County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,728 people
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Gorham, see our County-by-County Page for Gorham.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gorham ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gorham.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gorham. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gorham and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gorham.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Gorham.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Gorham:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maine
    • Stories from New Hampshire

Cemeteries Near Gorham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gorham.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Gorham covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • South Street Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Street Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Eastern Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ft. Hill Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Highland Cemetery
  • South Gorham Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Gorham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nonesuch Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nonesuch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Conant Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smith - Anderson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith - Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • North Street Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Street Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hillside Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Hyacinthe Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Hyacinthe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodlawn Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Browns Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Browns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Old Anderson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sapling Hill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sapling Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gorham had a population of 800 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Gorham had a population of 17,962 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Gorham, with the one closest to Gorham listed first.

  • Gorham [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorham
    • Gorham [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gorham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 800 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,962 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gorham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<2>
  • West Gorham [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Gorham
    • West Gorham [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West Gorham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Gorham
  • Groveville [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveville
    • Groveville [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Groveville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Scarborough [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Scarborough
    • North Scarborough [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Scarborough had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Westbrook [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
    • Westbrook [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,267 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westbrook had a post office and railroad service
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  • South Buxton [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Buxton
    • South Buxton [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gorham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Buxton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • South Windham [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Windham
      • South Windham [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Windham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buxton Center [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton Center
      • Buxton Center [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buxton Center had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • White Rock [Cumberland County]
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      • White Rock [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, White Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cumberland Mills [Cumberland County]
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      • Cumberland Mills [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,700 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cumberland Mills had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newhall [Cumberland County]
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      • Newhall [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gorham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newhall had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chicopee [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicopee
      • Chicopee [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gorham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chicopee had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Bar Mills [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Mills
      • Bar Mills [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bar Mills had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Stroudwater [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stroudwater
      • Stroudwater [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gorham
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stroudwater had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stroudwater
    • Prides Corner [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prides Corner
      • Prides Corner [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gorham
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prides Corner had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prides Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prides Corner

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gorham. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gorham.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Gorham ...

While our initial data about Gorham came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Gorham in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Gorham.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Gorham:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Maine (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Gorham in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Gorham for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Gorham. See our Misc Page for Gorham for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Maine

About Cumberland County

About Maine

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gorham: www.gorham-me.org/

The official website for Cumberland County: www.cumberlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of Maine: https://www.maine.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gorham) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gorham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GorhamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6795, Longitude: -70.4442       In this case, the coordinates for Gorham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gorham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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